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Poster: He Live's Date: Sep 20, 2008 8:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DARK STAR, Fillmore East, SEP 17, 1970

it is a bit more of a non-sequitur i guess.... but i was driving home yesterday and started thinking about Jimi Hendrix and robthewordsmith's comment that he couldn't think of a more talented/amazing electric guitarist or something -- and this is a commonly held idea i think -- but i have never been swayed by this opinion.

while i recognize his true greatness, as amazing a figure as he was, and as talented a guitarist, i've never gained more than a passing satisfaction LISTENING to his music..... and so anyway, i was thinking, who rivals Hendrix on the electric guitar and was his contemporary? and i remembered back when i was 14 and my friends were getting into Hendrix, The DKs, Black Flag and King Crimson, i was totally enthralled by Cream, and the guy that played guitar for that band..... they used to right his name on walls and called him GOD, and i believed it.....

welllll..... until i turned 16, smoked the first weed, went to the first Pink Floyd show, and very soon thereafter, got a copy of LIVE DEAD -- at which point a new obsession was born..... interest has ebbed and swelled over the years -- but shit -- i've been in a DEAD RUT for a few years running now!! maybe it's time for a change?

all the people i know now only listen to METAL.... maybe i will give in and join them... or maybe just listen to KATY PERRY

(and honestly, i listened to that song about 15 times a week or so ago, well, maybe i just REALLY LIKE looking at her -- and then the song was stuck in my head something awful the next day -- i don't think i can ever listen to it again -- but if ANYONE can get me a lifesize KATY POSTER, let me know and i will email you my address)